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cd dvr deck

by widucl / November 27, 2012 2:28 AM PST

I have a Plextor external cd deck but all it will do is play music. Is there software for using it to load data and programs into my computer? It is now using Roxio for the music.

Thanks, Duane

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Clarification Request
Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2012 2:30 AM PST
In reply to: cd dvr deck

Make, model, connection to the PC.

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R. Proffitt
by widucl / November 27, 2012 2:39 AM PST
In reply to: Tell more.

Dell Dimension 2400 XP USB

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I have to take your word on that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2012 2:44 AM PST
In reply to: R. Proffitt

Since XP's USB support is only USB 1.x I don't expect this to work very well.

I can only guess you really have something newer and that the CD drive letter is missing.

Look around in the Device Manager for the CD/DVD drive and see if it notes some CODE 15, 21, 39, or other for that drive.
Bob

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RP
by widucl / November 27, 2012 2:51 AM PST

Shown on drive D as PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W2410A USB Devise

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So it shows as a Drive in Explorer but?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2012 3:00 AM PST
In reply to: RP

I'm guessing here that it can't read DATA CDs?

That's fairly common with old drives, be sure to use XP SP3 (an updated XP) and test the drive on another PC.

BE SURE that your software CDs are "CD"'s and not DVDs. Why? Many of the new apps arrive on DVD and this drive can't read such.
Bob

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R. Proffitt
by widucl / November 27, 2012 2:44 AM PST
In reply to: R. Proffitt

Also, the deck is a Plextor 24/10/40U

thanks

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That drive is 10 or so years old.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2012 2:47 AM PST
In reply to: R. Proffitt

Test it on another PC to see if it still works. It's far beyond the usual 2 to 5 years I expect these to work.

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R.P.
by widucl / November 27, 2012 2:53 AM PST

OK, Thanks

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